Cher Public

  • Cicciabella: That’s what the Flower Maidens scream, but they get short shrift. 5:16 PM
  • Satisfied: I’m surprised there’s been such little chatter about the Illuminated Heart at Lincoln Center tonight! Such a cast... 4:38 PM
  • Will: Very much agreed concerning the Olivero live recording from Amsterdam — a superb performance. It is a good Mascagni week for... 4:31 PM
  • Poison Ivy: The people who think it’s sacriligeous to applaud after the first act of Parsifal are exactly the type of people I want... 4:09 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Milles mercis, Jungfrau – blissful anodyne to the brutal news and heat. Treptow can make you wince, but... 4:04 PM
  • PCally: Well Bill I have attended several performances of Parsifal in Vienna, including a performance around Easter, and there has always... 4:02 PM
  • gustave of montreal: Tout à fait ! 3:40 PM
  • Bill: Well, people stand up for the Hallelujah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah a tradition for centuries. Also a phony custom ? I cannot... 3:31 PM

Eye rolling

It turns out we were wrong all along, cher public: the Robert Lepage production of the Ring at the Met is in fact a triumph, as Robert Lepage explains to us in (where else?) the New York Times. “And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling purists!” (Photo: Ken Howard)